aeschylean

Aeschylus

[es-kuh-luhs or, esp. British, ee-skuh-]
noun
525–456 b.c, Greek poet and dramatist.

Aeschylean [es-kuh-lee-uhn or, esp. British, ee-skuh-] , adjective
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Aeschylus (ˈiːskələs)
 
n
?525--?456 bc, Greek dramatist, regarded as the father of Greek tragedy. Seven of his plays are extant, including Seven Against Thebes, The Persians, Prometheus Bound, and the trilogy of the Oresteia
 
Aeschylean
 
adj

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Aeschylus
Gk. Aiskhylos, Athenian soldier, poet, and playwright, Father of Tragedy (525-456 B.C.E.).
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Aeschylus [(es-kuh-luhs)]

An ancient Greek poet, often considered the founder of tragedy. He was the first of the three great Greek authors of tragedies, preceding Sophocles and Euripides.

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